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Kind of school:

Religious (Catholic)

Why choose St Pius Catholic School?

St Pius is a well-resourced school that believes all learners are capable and can succeed. The school provides a strong, caring, learning community in which teachers focus on the individual needs of the children in their classes.

The school’s mission is to provide a quality, inclusive Catholic education in an environment in which students, staff and parents feel welcomed and valued. St Pius supports staff in their professional development to ensure students receive the best education possible.

Curriculum and extracurricular activities offered:

St Pius teaches English, Maths, Science, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE), the Arts, Health and Physical Education, Technology, Cultural Literacy and Languages (LOTE) and Religious Education. The curriculum provides a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy skills while providing opportunities for students to explore and integrate those skills using inquiry-based learning strategies.

The school also provides Personal Development Education, and develops study/research skills and social skills.

Extensive sporting opportunities are available at St Pius. Students can represent the school in swimming, athletics and cross-country. Training is also available for students wishing to participate in District and Catholic Zone inter school competitions. Students in Years 3 & 4 take part in a weekly Interschool sports program during Term 2.

Through an affiliation with the Bramble Bay District Sports Association, students can try netball, touch football, tennis, soccer, hockey, cricket and rugby league. There are also options for karate-do, martial arts, and square dancing.

Facilities at St Pius Catholic Primary School:

St Pius Catholic Primary School has desktop computers and wireless computer networking throughout the school. Classrooms have interactive whiteboards, data projectors, digital video and camera devices, and visualisers. There’s also a bank of laptops and iPads for classroom use, as well as an IT Lab.

The school has a multi-purpose hall, a pool, tennis courts, netball courts and an oval.


Website: http://www.stpiusbanyo.qld.edu.au


Apperley Street, Banyo, Queensland, Australia

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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